Signature
Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Sweet • Intermediate
Coconut-Ginger Colada

Created by Hemant Pathak, bar manager at Junoon—one of New York’s most adventurous and creative Indian restaurants—this aperitif is like a clean-living Piña Colada. Made with a low proof ginger liqueur instead of rum, fresh cardamom and lime-infused coconut milk, the Coconut-Ginger Colada is rich and creamy, with no blender required. Perfect with spicy food, it’s light, refreshing and easy to drink down in no time at all. Luckily, thanks to its low-proof, you can have more than one without needing a poolside nap.  

The Essentials

Ginger Liqueur
Coconut Milk
Cardamom
Shaker
The Details
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Ingredients

2 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
0.5 oz Lime-infused coconut milk
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Green Cardamom bean
2 small pieces fresh lemongrass, for garnish
Edible flower, for garnish

Method

  • Add the green cardamom bean, simple syrup, lime, infused coconut milk, and ginger liqueur to a shaker tin.
  • Add large format ice cubes to the tin, and shake vigorously.
  • Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain the cocktail over fresh ice in a wine glass.
  • Garnish with lemongrass stick and edible flower.
intermediate
Strength:
Lime-Infused Coconut Milk
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

Zest of one whole lime
500 ml Coconut Milk

Method

  • In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk over low heat.
  • Add the lime zest and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the burner, cover the saucepan and let sit for a minimum of 4 hours. When the coconut milk is aromatic, the mixture is ready.
  • Strain the infused coconut milk through a fine sieve, and store in a clean Mason jar in the refrigerator.  
Simple Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup Water

Method

  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves, then immediately take the saucepan off the heat. 
  • Let cool, then pour into a container (a Mason jar works nicely) and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.